August review – grapes, harvest and friends

Another dry and unusually hot month, and the white harvest has already kicked off in the more precocious Bordeaux vineyards, namely to the south of the city in Pessac-Léognan. Most white vines, like ours, are sensibly holding back just long enough until the managers, oenologists and staff return from their holidays.

  • A contrast in the weather
  • Véraison – 15 grape varieties changing colour
  • Bauduc in Switzerland
  • Ask Ronan
  • Rick Stein’s shop
  • And finally – from 100 years ago

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